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May 04

The US Heaping Irresponsible Praise on Ethiopia’s Regime

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(URJII ONLINE) ETHIOPIA’S ELECTIONS, scheduled for May 24, are shaping up to be anything but democratic. A country that has often been held up as a poster child for development has been stifling civic freedoms and systematically cracking down on independent journalism for several years. It was consequently startling to hear the State Department’s undersecretary …

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Feb 24

TPLF Leaders’ Arrogance and Contempt: Inviting Further Bloodshed and Loss of Lives – HRLHA Statement

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(URJII ONLINE) Since the downfall of the military government of Ethiopia in 1991, the political and socioeconomic lives of the country have totally been controlled by the Tigray People’s Liberation Front/TPLF leaders and business institutions. As soon as the TPLF controlled Addis Ababa, the capital city, in 1991, the first step it took was to …

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Feb 19

Political Violence Intensifies in Ethiopia as the Fifth National Election Approaches

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(URJII ONLINE) Urgent Action Issued by HRLHA According to a schedule released by the National Electoral Board of Ethiopia, citizens will go to the polls to elect a new government on 24 May 2015. It will be Ethiopia’s fifth national election since EPRDF came to power in 1991. In connection with the upcoming National Election …

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Dec 11

ETHIOPIA: Outbreak of Deadly Disease in Jail, Denial of Graduation of University Students

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(URJII ONLINE) The Human Rights League of the Horn of Africa (HRLHA) has issued a statement below regarding the most recent human rights situations in Ethiopia: The Human Rights League of the Horn of Africa (HRLHA) would like to express its deep concern over the outbreak of a deadly disease at Gimbi Jail in Western …

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Dec 11

Seenaa Gabaabaa Obbo Tulluu Urgee Jiruu

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(URJII ONLINE) Obbo Tulluu Urgee abbaa isaanii Obbo Urgee Jiruu fi haadha isaanii aadde Caaltuu Ejersaa irraa Konyaa Salaalee, Ona Wacaalee, Ganda Dubar Qal’aa jedhamutti bara 1947 dhalatan. Dhalatanii gara waggaa lamaatti warra (abbaa fi haadha) isaanii wajjin bara 1949tti gara Konyaa Baalee, Ona Adaabbaatti galan (godaanan). Umuriin isaanii yeroo barumsaaf gahu mana barumsaa galuun …

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Nov 12

Ethnic Clash Claims Lives: Government’s Bias a Factor

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(URJII ONLINE) A border dispute-related clash between the Oromos and the Ogadenis in eastern Ethiopia has claimed seven lives from the side of the Oromos in the most recent clash between the two neighbouring ethic groups due to border dispute. The Human Rights League of the Horn of Africa (HRLHA) the statement (UA) below in …

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